Saturday Baseball Lines: White Sox vs Twins
With a season as long as the one the MLB has, it’s not always how you start the season that counts, but how you are able to adapt as you roll a little deeper into the year. This is a league that can be very forgiving to teams that get off to a slow start, which is exactly what happened to the Minnesota Twins. They started a 10-game home stand on Thursday, and will play the third of a 4-game series on Saturday afternoon. Lets check the baseball lines for the match, shall we?
Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox: Baseball Lines Analysis and Game Preview
Date: Saturday, May 02, 2015
Venue: Target Field
Opening Line: Minnesota -114
The Twins (10-12) stumbled hard out of the gate, losing 6 of their first 7 games to start the season. While they are not exactly making a huge surge back to .500, they are chipping away at the losses and finding ways to win a series versus good teams and division rivals. They are going to have a hard time playing catch-up to the Tigers and Royals, as it’s beginning to look as though those two are going to be duking it out for the AL Central crown all season long. The Twins have compiled a 6-4 record at home, and will be looking to build on that in this big home stand. They got off to a good start by beating the White Sox 12-2 in the first of their 4-game series. Ricky Nolasco (0-1 18.00 ERA) will get his second start of the season on Saturday, and will be hoping that the rust will have been shaken off in the shelling he took in his first start of the season.
The Chicago White Sox (8-11) are another team that are trying to dig out of a pretty deep early season hole. They started the season by getting swept by the Royals, and have been unable to find any real consistency since then. Part of their problem has been their ability to get anything going on the road, as they are just 2-8 to this point in the season. The shelling that they took at the hands of the Twins in the first game of this series is indicative of how things have gone for them away from home so far. They will look to John Danks (1-2, 5.64 ERA) to turn things around, and he has certainly recovered well from a rough opening two starts. He got his first win of the season is his last start, which came against the Kansas City Royals.
Key Online Betting Trends
Chi White Sox is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games
Chi White Sox is 1-5-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Chi White Sox is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Chi White Sox is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Consider This Before Placing Your Bets
While the White Sox have struggled on the road this year, this game may represent their best opportunity to get a win in Minnesota. You have to wonder how well Nolasco has recovered from injury, and that sort of doubt makes me believe that the White Sox can get the win here.